John Francis McDermott Research Collection


John Francis McDermott Research Collection


McDermott, John Francis (1902-1981)
West (U.S.)
United States--History
Mississippi River Valley


This collection includes the research and personal files of John Francis McDermott, Instructor to Associate Professor of English and American Cultural History, Washington University 1924-1963; Research Professor of Humanities, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1963-1971; Research Professor Emeritus, 1971-1981. Collection includes McDermott's research notes, correspondence, manuscripts relating to his numerous publications, as well as microfilm of documents from various research depositories in the United States, France and Spain. The collection is strong in materials relating to artists of the American West and the American scene, reports of travelers throughout the Mississippi-Ohio rivers basin, the western regions, the French in America, the founding of St. Louis and its development, Indians, fur trade and various American authors and journalists.


McDermott, John Francis


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Louisa H. Bowen University Archives and Special Collections




All requests to reproduce, publish, or use collection materials must be submitted to the University Archivist, Library and Information Services, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Permission is given on behalf of Library and Information Services as the owner of the physical items and does not automatically constitute permission from the copyright owner. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure permission from both LIS and the copyright holder before publication. Retrictions also apply to digital representations of original materials.

A published work using these materials as sources must acknowledge Library and Information Services, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Citation should include the following information: file, container, collection, Library and Information Services, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois. "Published work" used here refers to term or seminar papers, capstone projects, theses, dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital projects or digital scholarship, and other scholarly works.


72 record cartons, 15 hollingers; 79.5 cubic feet






ACC. #M 82:01


McDermott, John Francis, “John Francis McDermott Research Collection,” Digital Exhibits, accessed February 27, 2021,

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